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  1. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond

    218 W 137th St

    Three-bedroom in Harlem, $3,800/month ($1,266 per person)

    If you’ve got a large supply of books that you’re not quite ready to sell at the Strand, then this is the perfect space for you. In addition, to the impressive wall of tome-ready shelving, this historic brownstone also boasts large living areas, soaring ceilings and a whopping three fireplaces! Meaning it would be great for both avid readers and avid book burners. The location is decent for being so far uptown. It’s just a short walk to the A, B, C trains and Saint Nicholas Park.

  2. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond

    218 W 137th St

    Three-bedroom in Harlem, $3,800/month ($1,266 per person)

  3. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Bond

    218 W 137th St

    Three-bedroom in Harlem, $3,800/month ($1,266 per person)

  4. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron

    E 7th St #4

    Three-bedroom in the East Village for $3,250/month ($1,083 per person)

    If greenery is important to you, then you probably won’t do any better in the East Village than this three-bedroom with great hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. Not only does the spacious apartment look out over Tompkins Square Park, but it also has a private outdoor patio with plenty of space for your own potential foliage.

  5. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron

    E 7th St #4

    Three-bedroom in the East Village for $3,250/month ($1,083 per person)

  6. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Miron

    E 7th St #4

    Three-bedroom in the East Village for $3,250/month ($1,083 per person)

  7. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com

    Nostrand Ave at Myrtle Ave

    Two-bedroom in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; $2,600/month ($1,300 per person)

    Bed-Stuy may not be the most centrally located neighborhood in New York, but you sure do get a lot of bang for your buck. This luxury building offers private terraces, a full-time concierge, a fitness center and a laundry room. On top of all that, you’re just around the corner from the G at Myrtle-Willoughby Aves and just minutes from the bustling nightlife of Williamsburg and Downtown Brooklyn.

  8. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com

    Nostrand Ave at Myrtle Ave

    Two-bedroom in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; $2,600/month ($1,300 per person)

  9. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com

    Nostrand Ave at Myrtle Ave

    Two-bedroom in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; $2,600/month ($1,300 per person)

  10. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com

    765 Grand St #1E

    Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; $2,999/month ($999 per person)

    This Brooklyn three-bedroom is located within walking distance from some of the borough’s best bars and restaurants, and just a few steps from the L stop at Grand Ave. The prewar space’s recent gut renovation has resulted in an impressive new bathroom and kitchen. Not that you’d ever have to eat in.

  11. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com

    765 Grand St #1E

    Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; $2,999/month ($999 per person)

  12. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Aptsandlofts.com

    765 Grand St #1E

    Three-bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; $2,999/month ($999 per person)

  13. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    64 E 34th St #4BC

    Two-bedroom in Murray Hill, $2,795/month ($1,397 per person)

    Whatever you ended up doing with this Murray Hill pad, you’d obviously have to build the room around that amazing Art Deco fireplace that looks like it belongs in a haunted house or a period room at the Met. When you weren’t trying to contact the ghosts of the apartment’s former tenants, you could be enjoying the ease of living with your very own washer and dryer and stainless-steel appliances.

  14. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    64 E 34th St #4BC

    Two-bedroom in Murray Hill, $2,795/month ($1,397 per person)

  15. Photograph: Courtesy Zumper
    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper

    64 E 34th St #4BC

    Two-bedroom in Murray Hill, $2,795/month ($1,397 per person)

The 5 best affordable New York apartments (Week of December 16)

At around $1,000­ per person, these NYC abodes are actually worth the money

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New York City is a tough place to find an apartment, as we all know. Everyone panics that they aren’t getting enough for their money, which is why we’re taking a weekly look at what you can get in this town for around $1,000 per person (and we promise there’ll be no nightmare apartment listing). No one wants to end up in the world’s most depressing apartment (and equally, not everyone has the cash to get the kind of place Obama could afford to rent if he moves to New York), so take a look at these attractive, spacious places—but do it quickly, because these will be gone before you know it. Come back next week for more of our top picks from real-estate site Zumper’s inventory.

And if you’re still struggling, try our NYC apartments guide.

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